Graham Roberts & Heather Wallis: Key Film Texts
Publisher: A Hodder Arnold Publication (2002)
This text aims to offer students of film a quick and easy introduction to 50 films which they are likely to encounter at A level and first year undergraduate level. Each entry offers students a guide to production details, information on the film-maker and the institutional content of the film. It also explores issues of genre and stardom, the social and historical context, and questions of form and content. An introductory chapter introduces students to the core principles of reading films, and each entry ends with a list of other similar films to encourage students to broaden their viewings and knowledge.